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Letter of Gratitude Instructions

Did you know that $1.6 Million Dollars in Foundation Scholarships are awarded annually to PBSC students?

…..PBSC students just like you!



Generous donors help make it possible!  They support many scholarships on campus and a well-written thank you note can go a long way!  Donors appreciate hearing from YOU!  A short note from you affirms the value and significance of their contributions and encourages their continued support.


Letters of Gratitude

As part of the requirements for receiving a Foundation Scholarship, we ask that the students write a “Letter of Gratitude” to the donor. Once your letter is turned into the Foundation, we will release your scholarship to your Panther web account.

There are 3 options for turning in your letters:

Note: Evening students can place their letter in the drop box outside the Foundation Office.

Option 1:
Email your letter to

Option 2:
Mail your letter to: 

Palm Beach State College 
Mail Stop #20
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Option 3:
Hand deliver your letters to:

Foundation Office
Room CRA200
Lake Worth Campus 
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461


TIPS for Gratitude Letters:

  • Address the letter Dear [Donor Name or Organization Name]
  • Make sure your letter is free of spelling and grammatical errors
    Have someone review your letter before submitting.
  • Please hand sign your letter
  • Please make sure your student ID is on your letter
  • Please do not include the $ amount of your scholarship in the letter Thank donors for their support, not their money.
  • If you received multiple donor-funded scholarships, please submit a letter for each scholarship

If you need help writing your letter, please call the Foundation Office, 561-868-3450

Letter of Gratitude Example

To assist you in writing your “Letter of Gratitude,” here is a sample letter. Our donors appreciate hearing from students. This is just an example; please personalize according to your field of study/major.

Do Not Include a Date

Name of Scholarship

Dear [Insert donor names],  (Please do not write “Dear Donor,”)

Paragraph 1: State the purpose of your letter

As a recipient of the [insert scholarship name], I would like to thank you for your generosity. This scholarship has made it possible for me to continue my education so that I can better my future and achieve my goals.

Paragraph 2:  Share a little about yourself and indicate why the scholarship is important.

I have always dreamed of becoming a nurse.  Between tuition, books and uniforms, even with two full time jobs, I could never afford it.  Because of this scholarship, I can stay in school and follow my dream. 

Paragraph 3:  Close by thanking again and make a commitment to do well with your donor’s investment.

One day I hope to be able to give back to future students just as you have so graciously given to me. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to my goal and my dream of becoming a nurse.


Sign: your name here (please sign by hand with a pen)

Type: your name here

Type: your Student ID



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